We were in the kitchen chatting and making dinner when my daughter said, randomly,“Beavers talking!”
“What?” I asked, a little confused.
So Daddy explained that on their trip to the park that day, they’d stopped by the creek and saw beaver dams – and learned then that beavers talk differently than other animals.
“For instance,” he said, “How does a cow talk?”
“Moo,” I said, dutifully.
A pause. Daddy: “Very good, honey – but I was asking our daughter!”
I had seriously responded as if he were really asking me!